Be Tech Savvy for Your Teen's Tech Safety - Parent Night

Presented by the Huron Valley School Counselors 

Online Safety 1 

This special evening event in 2014 focused on helping parents become more aware of their children's online behavior. We highlighted the role that parents play in promoting good digital citizenship and keeping their children safe online. Discussion included current trends in online behavior in children, legal and social consequences for at-risk online behavior, and resources available to help parents support their children. Topics such as sexting, self-injurious behavior, cyberbullying, and guarding against online predators was also addressed.

Our outstanding guest presenter was Ms. Julie Welch, a Child Abuse Training Director for the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan. She is an expert on child safety and will be sharing her expertise to help you keep your children safe online. Thank you very much for your time and expertise helping to keep our children safe online and using technology!

If you were unable to attend, you can access the PDF DocumentTech Savvy Presentation and review the information that was presented.

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Interesting facts about your children's online behavior: 

  • 94.85% of Huron Valley high school students surveyed reported that they use at least one form of social media.
  • 86.21% of Huron Valley middle school students surveyed reported that they use at least one form of social media.
  • 49.26% of Huron Valley high school students surveyed reported that they have seen others post online or text them about hurting themselves or considering suicide.
  • 53.76% of Huron Valley middle and high school students surveyed reported having participated in at least one form of at-risk online behavior or being negatively affected by other people's online behavior.
  • 29.68% of Huron Valley high school student surveyed reported that they intentionally hide their online behaviors from their parents or that they post information on their social media accounts that they would not want their parents to see.
  • On average, Huron Valley high school and middle school students surveyed use 3 or more different social media programs.